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Feb 20, 2011 9:00am EST
with a trainer three mornings a week and eating better. >>> president obama is arguably the most powerful person in the world, making decisions that effect millions. but yesterday he took a couple of hours to focus on xs and os instead of politics. we're not talking about kisses and hugs. he spent saturday morning coaching the basketball team his daughter sasha plays on. this is clearly not the girls he was coaching. this is the president playing hoops. but the normal head coach was out sick and sasha wasn't even at the game. she and her sister malia are skiing in colorado with their mom, the first lady. no word if the president came up with the "w". >> all right. who is next in the rotation. obama. who makes that phone call? >> he loves it. that's really neat. that's cool. no pressure. >> exactly. 9:38 right now. he is an adorable little boy with a big future ahead of him. >> up next, we'll introduce you to this week's wednesday's to this week'san ltening's to ouravoritsong than liste our favngs. t r fari is eatnoizol. e'reheids in ♪ >>> welcome back. this morning's wednesday'
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Feb 12, 2011 9:00am EST
silence. >>> michelle rhee >>> president obama will head up to baltimore to meet with middle schoolers, going to parkville middle school which focuses on science, technology, engine nearing and math. the president feels this school is an example of one that needs continuous involvement. as part of president obama's winning the future promise. >>> former d.c. chancellor michelle rhee says put students first. she was part of a panel to discuss the book "the bee eater" chronicling her time as chancellor. she said major changes had to be made to benefit d.c. students. >> i don't think that there is anybody that can argue with me about the fact that we absolutely had to have sweeping changes in what we were doing. we could not fritter around the edges and spend another ten years trying to get ten more percentage point gains for the children in washington, d.c. it wasn't good enough for them. >> rhee also believes the policy known as last hired first fired should be abandoned. just because a teacher had been at a school for a while did not mean they were a better teacher than a new
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Feb 6, 2011 9:00am EST
. they went down to the white house and called for president obama to put more pressure on him to resign. amnesty international helped organize that rally. >>> new this morning, former president george w. bush has canceled a trip to europe amid threats of protests. this is the former president at a book signing last fall. president bush was scheduled to speak in switzerland on saturday. organizers were worried that the planned protests would turn violent. they were pushing for prosecutors to pursue warm crimes accusations against bush while he was in the country. >>> this morning an iranian trial of three american hike serious shrouded in secrecy. shane bauer, josh fattal and shara shourd were arrested in 2001. she was released on bail in september. today's hearing was closed even to the swiss ambassador who represents american interests in iran. they say they are confident the accusations will be proved baseless. >>> today a number of events will help celebrate ronald reagan's birthday. >>> he would have turned 100 years old today. this morning we're giving you a chance to see sp
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Feb 5, 2011 9:00am EST
is not enough. president obama says change needs to happen soon. >> we are consulting widely within egypt and within the international community to communicate our strong belief that a successful and orderly transition must be meaningful. >> several groups will rally in d.c. to show support for the anti-government protesters, the alliance of egyptian-americans will meet at the egyptian embassy at 12:30 and march to the white house to call for president obama to intervene. at 2:30, amnesty int nagle will hold a rally outside the white house calling for rights in egypt. more than 3,000 are expected to attend. >>> the new jobs report could be great news or a dismal update. the unemployment rate dropped to 9%, down from 9.4%. employers only added a small amount of jobs. the market could be close to adding a significant enough of jobs but we will have to wait until next month to find out. >> what do the jobs' numbers mean and which should be believe? nbc's john yang has the story on how experts are looking at the january jobs report? >> reporter: tony warren hasn't had steady work since
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Feb 27, 2011 9:00am EST
house issued a statement from president obama. he said, quote, when a leader's only means of staying in power is to use mass violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to rule and needs to do what is right for his country by leaving now. now, after stern words from the u.s. and the international community, the world waits to see how gadhafi responds. >>> about 150 people attended a rally outside the white house to show their support for the people of libya, as well as yemen and bahrain. the group says they support the protesters and feel the three countries all need complete regime changes. some of the protesters say they are refugees from those countries and they still have families living overseas. >>> virginia's general assembly seems on track to pass its budget today. a final vote on virginia state budget is scheduled for 5:00 tonight in the general assembly. at 1:00 a.m., budget writers agreed on revisions to the state's $80 billion plan. debates over funding for critical programs like public safety, education and mental health. this is the sixth time in 12 years t
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Feb 12, 2011 6:00am EST
. >>> president obama will visit a baltimore middle school, parkville middle school, to discuss making it more competitive. the president feels that school is an example of one that needs continuous investment. this visit is part of the president's winning the future promise. >>> former d.c. school chancellor, michelle rhee has three words for lawmakers around the country, put students first. she was part of a panel to discuss the book, the bee eater. she defended her decision to fire hundreds of teachers in 2009 saying major changes had to be made to benefit d.c. students. >> i don't think there is anybody that can argue with me about the fact that we absolutely had to have sweeping changes in what we were doing. we could not fritter around the edges and spend another ten years to get 10% more gains for the children in washington, d.c. it wasn't good enough for them. >>> she also believes the policy knowns alas the hired, first fired should be abandoned. just because a teacher had been at a school for a while did not mean they were a better teacher than a new-hire. >>> a traffic alert
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Feb 26, 2011 9:00am EST
obama administration sanctioned moammar gadhafi by freezing his and his children's financial assets. there are no reports that some libyan soldiers have switched sides and are now marching alongside protesters. this video was shot yesterday in tripoli. it shows protesters. moammar gadhafi's son repeated his father's accusations that al qaeda was part of the revolt by giving drugs to young libyan protesters. >> to send fact-finding mission to libya. we are not afraid of facts. we are worried about rumors and lies. because facts are on our side. >> gadhafi's son insists as he has for more than a week that the number of deaths reported are, quote, greatly exaggerated. right now, international groups and diplomates are putting the death toll at somewhere between 600 and 2000. >>> hundreds of area teachers and union workers are planning to rally today in dupont circle. they are gathering in support of public workers in wisconsin who have been fighting to keep collective bargaining rights for two weeks. >> democrats in state assemblies shouted at republicans in anger after they passed gov
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Feb 13, 2011 9:00am EST
that left 1,200 people stranded for hours in the sweltering heat. >>> president obama and republicans in agreement that the federal budget needs to be slashed. in his weekly address the president said when he unveils his budget proposal on monday he will aim to freeze domestic spending for the next five years, a move that would save $400 billion. he will also look to get rid of unused government buildings and also to freeze the salaries of government workers. that's not all. this morning the associated press reports the president will propose major cuts to a government financial aid plan citing the source within the administration ap says president obama will cut billions over the pell grant program the next decade. pell grants are for college students for low income families >> time is 9:07. first lady michelle obama making headlines with her advice on love. >>> also ahead, another sign that sarah palin could be making a run for the white house. >>> and health concerns at the "playboy" mansion. the symptoms plaguing people that led to a health investigation. >>> and more
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Feb 13, 2011 6:00am EST
the young woman deny the allegations. >>> president obama and republicans in agreement that the federal budget needs to be slashed. the debate is what needs to be cut and by how much. in his weekly address the president said when he unveils his budget proposal on monday he will aim to freeze domestic spending for the next five years, a move that would save $400 billion. >> we're getting rid of thousands of government-owned buildings that sit empty because they aren't needing. and freezing salaries for hard-working government employees because everyone has to do their part. and i'm going to make sure politics doesn't add to our deficit by vetoing any bill that contains earmarks. >> president obama added he will cut programs to increase spending on education and research in part of his winning the future mandate. >>> it is 6:07 right now. 36 degrees outside. i'm still thinking 60s. >> i love the 60s. >> what do you know about the 60s? none of us were born in the 60s. >> we're jumping way ahead. >> it's going to be a mild day today, no doubt about that. and the promise of much warm
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Feb 20, 2011 6:00am EST
obama administration to speak out about gadhafi's movement. >> they can acknowledge it's time for him to go. >> gadhafi made efforts to bring his country out of isolation in recent years but faces allegations of human rights violations. >>> days of violence in bahrain has led to signs of progress. thousands marched to the pearl square. this comes after a week of deadly clashes with security forces. international leaders condemned the attacks on demonstrators, including president obama, who called bahrain's family. this weekend women joined men in negotiations with their country's leaders. protesters want the right to choose their own government and the right to express their opinions. opposition leaders are planning their discussions with bahrain's rulers. >>> protests in the u.s. over union rights will reach a sixth day today. demonstrators in wisconsin are letting lawmakers know what they think about a plan to slash the budget by cutting their salaries and benefits. nbc's brian moohr looks at the issues across the entire country. >> subfreezing temperatures and a few heated exch
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Feb 19, 2011 6:00am EST
obama's pickup basketball game. the famous 16-year-old shaggy haired singer, hits the 3. bieber's team came out on top of the east coast celebs. that's your sports for a minute. everybody have a great weekend. i'm dan hellie. >> 4 1/2 feet tall? >> he does it all, that kid. >>> time now, 6:27. a brazen robbery caught on tape. you may be able to help bring this thief to justice. >>> and you probably have heard of women wanting to reach a target weight by their wedding day? we're going to introduce to you a group of women who are setting that goal for a wedding they're not even invited to. forty years ago, he wasn't worried about retirement. he'd yet to hear of mutual funds, iras, or annuities. back then, he had something more important to do. he wasn't focused on his future but fortunately, somebody else was. at usaa we provide retirement solutions for our military, veterans and their families. from investments... to life insurance... to health care options. learn more with our free usaa retirement guide. call 877-242-usaa. >>> a jewelry is for thief caught in the act. this morning
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Feb 19, 2011 9:00am EST
back pass and always said to be one of the first picks in president obama's pickup basketball games. and to the famous 16-year-old shaggy-haired singer, it's the 3. bieber's team came out on top of the east coast celebs. that's your sports minute. i'm dan hellie. everybody have a great weekend. >>> four americans reportedly hijacked by pirates. the details we come back. >>> and the national zoo considers some drastic cuts as it tries to balance the budget. the decision that has many zoo lovers fuming. >>> breaking news right now out of college park where a fire has forced three university of maryland students out of their home. good morning and welcome back to news4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm kimberly suiters. right to meteorologist chuck bell. high wind warning, there is one and the fire danger. >> very high fire danger. little in the way of rain or snow in the last couple of weeks with all the dead leaves an branches and things right down on the top of the ground, extremely dry outside. as a result, any kind of a little spark or anything that gets out there with this k
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Feb 5, 2011 6:00am EST
to hold matches to show their support for demonstrators halfway around the world. president obama has offered to help journalists get out of the country as the situation deteriorates. kristin dahlgren deteriorates. >> reporter: protesters stood their ground in cairo's tahir square insisting they won't leave until president, hosni mu barback does. amid reports that the u.s. is engaging in high-level secret talks to urge transition. the president would only say. >> we are consulting widely within egypt and the international community to communicate our strong belief that a successful and orderly transition must be meaningful. >> reporter: there are also questions about when the u.s. new instability was imminent. on thursday, cia official stephanie o'sullivan told us that the president was warned last year. >> it is why administrations that have predated ours have brought up with president mubarak, the steps that needed to take place. >> reporter: while many of the protests stayed peaceful, the experts predict the clock is ticking on mubarak's rule. what transition would look like is
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Feb 6, 2011 6:00am EST
there. we hope president obama will hear this message. >> reporter: derrick ward, news 4. >>> a former student body president attacked in his own neighborhood says he's thankfully to be alive. he spoke exclusively to news 4. he was walking in northwest early last saturday morning when he was attacked. the robber took his cell phone and demanded his wallet. when he went to pick up the keys he was shot in the back. >> a lot of pain. i could feel my chest cavity kind of starting to lose air. it was a miracle that it didn't hit me. my spinal cord, other organs. i never thought i would be as close to death as i am. it feels great to be alive. >> amazing. police are still looking for the gunman responsible for this violent attack. andrew moved to d.c. after graduating from the university of south carolina where he was president of the student body. >>> the navy admiral who fired an officer for broadcasting raunchy videos to other sailors said the investigation has been completed. commander of fleet forces admiral john harvey says he'll review the investigation of the videos produced b
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Feb 3, 2011 4:30am EST
prayer on behalf of his wife who was wounded in a mass shoot manage tucson last month. president obama will also speak at today's events. congresswoman giffords remains at a rehab hospital. kelly has said that his wife is making progress. president obama will travel to penn state university. it's the next leg of his tour to promote american innovation. during this visit, he'll be talking about energy efficiency. the trip was supposed to take place yesterday, but was pushed back because of the nationwide winter storm. >>> the republicans' efforts to appeal the health care reform law has hit a dead end. we're taking a live look at the just capitol where questioned t yesterday the senate voted against repealing the law. it sets up a possible battle in the supreme court. the judges recently ruled a mandate that people were required to buy health insurance or face penalties violated the constitution. there is no word yet on what happens next, but plig experts fully expect the battle to reach the high court sooner rather than later. >>> 30 degrees out will. ahead, a power outage help police
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Feb 25, 2011 4:30am EST
, president obama will be meeting with governors for a dozen states and the american somoa. job creation will dominate the conversation. >> republicans have demanded the cuts to help prevent a federal shutdown as of march 4th. among the protential reductions, funding for earmark projects that have already been approved. cuts proposed by president obama, including the elimination of a program for a jet fighter. >>> as libya moves closer to civil war, at least 300 are dead in that city alone. in the mideast, iraq has seen protests, the prime minister warns that they are targets of terrorist groups plans to attack them with suicide bombs. >>> the tankers were taking fuel to nato forces in afghanistan. 15 militants armed with rockets and guns caused a massive fire. militants often target supply targets, and in recent years, destroyed hundreds of vehicles. >>> a hearing took place for detained american raymond davis, the cia contractor is accused of killing two pakistani men. he claims the men were trying to rob him. the attorneys went over legal documents and evidence that will be presented
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Feb 17, 2011 4:30am EST
the u.s. embassy. >>> today president obama will meet with house democratic leaders to discuss the budget and figure out more ways to reduce the federal deficit. meanwhile the house delivered a victory to the president as it voted to kill funding for a jet engine that the pentagon says does not need. the house stripped funding for an alternative engine for the f-35 fighter jet, a move that robert gates says could save $3 billion. the plant developing the engine is in ohio near house speaker john boehner's district. >>> a house scare for students at george washington university. this morning someone on campus is believed to have tuberculosis. a spokesman says they're working to identify everyone who has had close contact with the person. at this point they say there is no need for the entire community to take action. it's unclear if the infected person is a student or he or she lives on campus. >>> police in montgomery county believe that a suspicious death is part of a murder-suicide attempt. investigators believe he beat his wife with a hammer inside their apartment late tuesday n
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Feb 25, 2011 5:00am EST
, president obama will be meeting with democratic governors. job creation will be dominating the conversation. >>> and introducing a bill to keep the federal offices running. and now, from capitol hill with the latest. eric. >> reporter: one week that is all the time the congress has to come with a funding solution. everybody here on the hill is sensitive to how important it is to keep the government running right now. at this moment, a federal government shutdown seems less likely. there is a lot of haggling to be done. funding for much of the government expires on march 4th. there are a couple of short term packages being discussed to keep workers working as well. a couple of weeks, a month past the deadline this is all to avoid the potential impact that could be devastating to our region. >> hundreds of thousands of people depend on the work of the federal government. >> you have a direct confrontation between the president and the congress in 1995. this time, i suspect that anything that senate will agree to, the president will sign. >> reporter: some consensus is building ab
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Feb 4, 2011 5:00am EST
regime of sending in thugs. secretly the obama administration is in high-level talks to get mubarak to step down now. but one concern lingers. >> egypt is a key country in the ar area. >> reporter: mubarak said yesterday if he leaves now, his country will plunge deep near chaos so he wants to stay until the end of his term in september. the 10,000 protesters say now is the time. the obama administration is pushing for egypt's vice president to head a new coalition government that includes the protesters and we are working to get more information about what the obama administration may be encouraging the mubarak regime to do. we will have that at the bottom of the hour. >> aaron gilchrist in our newsroom. thank you. >>> this morning, we are hearing more and more stories of foreign journalists getting attacked in cairo. a reporter with abc says an angry group of men threatened to behead him and his colleagues. anderson cooper was attacked a second time. two "washington post" journalists were also detained but we learned this morning that they have since been released. this video is ju
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Feb 3, 2011 6:00am EST
an invite invitation to president obama's super bowl party. >> probably don't need to check. you've wondered about this mysterious smile? maybe it's the man-a lisa. >> what a suspected burpg lar left behind that made it easy for police to track him down. drink in the rich, bold taste... of premium roast coffee -- 100% arabica beans. it's so rich, but so just a dollar. on the dollar menu at breakfast. and that's what we'rma of. ♪ ba da ba ba ba my sistersundays are just tofor watching football. believe that? [ thinking ] relax. you ordered off mcdonald's dollar menu at breakfast. everything's so good and just a buck. so go. he's a jerk. [ thinking ] the simple joy of being smart. ♪ >>> even sprb busy planning a super bowl party for this will weekend and we hear he's inviting a few clelebrity friends. lopez and anthony have been invited. they have remained friends. does the president have a good tv? that's the question. >> i suspect he might. this morning there is a new theory behind one of the most famous paintings. could the eyes behind the mona lisa smile actually be those of a
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Feb 24, 2011 5:00am EST
and should be struck down. same-sex marriage supporters and opponents say the obama administration's decision is an opportunity for dialogue. >> we think this will open up a chance for the house to vote to enter seen in this case and get somebody in court who really wants to defend the law. >> today we recognized and the president recognized our love for our fellow spouses, our significant others. >> the white house says president obama is still grappling with his personal views on same-sex marriage. >>> thousands of union supporters plan to continue their protests today outside wisconsin's capitol building in madison. the 14 democratic state senators are still in illinois trying to prevent the passage of republican governor scott walker's plan to strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights. walker warns that the democrats could be responsible for thousands of state workers losing their jobs because wisconsin won't be able to refinance its debt. >>> new from overnight now, at 5:04, police are searching for the driver who hit a man in southeast washington and then took
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Feb 7, 2011 5:00am EST
u.s. and did not return for hearings. >>> today president obama will speak. now he's making a point to reach out to businesses. president obama is making it a priority for companies to invests and hire right here in the united states. >>> new this morning two internet power houses are joining forces. aol has purchased highly trafficked website "huffington post" for $315 million. under the deal, huffing on the post co-founder arianna huffington would oversee a group for all aol editorial content. the mergerer will bring 125 million unique visitors every day. it ranks as one of the top ten current events in global news sites. the deal still needs regulatory approval before it can close. >> 516. today astronaut mark kelly will return to training for his return to space. kelly spent the last month caring for his wife congressman gabrielle giffords. she was among the victims shot in the tucson tragedy. he says his wife spends two hour as day in therapy. in space kelly will have e-mail, phone, and a video link to his wife and family. he says april's shuttle mission will be his fourth and
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Feb 10, 2011 6:00am EST
. >>> in the day ahead, president obama will travel to michigan to promote broader access to high speed internet service. the president wants to see access expanded it to 98% of the population within five years. it's a lofty goal considering major cities are just now getting the technology.initiative is part of the president's push to spur innovation and competitiveness in the hopes of creating jobs. >>> 6:20. right now a whole lot of people will be digging out from another snow storm. two feet of snow fell in oklahoma and arkansas and more is on the way. it was so bad that oklahoma national guard troops are called in to help stranded drivers in tulsa. in arkansas, the storm left every major highway either packed with snow or covered with slush. blowing snow made it hafrder to clean up. and this storm is not creating any airline delays right here at least. here is a live look at reagan national airport. right now all flights at all local airports are on time. >>> 6:20. you could be paying $90 for a single piece of luggage. us airways is nearly doubling the penalty if your checked bags a
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Feb 23, 2011 4:30am EST
and union matters. >> president obama will spend part of his day with injured troops and their families in bethesda, his first visit there since 2009. the white house said the president will spend about an hour there. and the the former chief of staff rahm emanuel is the mayor-elect in chicago this morning. there is no need for a run-off election now. he called the victory, quote humbling. he will take over for richard daly on the 16th rob will be a terrific mayor for chicago. >> and according to amazon, he has been accused of helping to leak the draft of an unpublished book by one of palin a former aids. >> a massive earthquake rocked new zealand. it hit the second largest city, christchurch. hundreds are dead. right now, a curfew is in place, police say there are too many weak buildings that could topple over at any time. anyone seen out past 6:30 p.m. will be arrested. >> does a cell phone cause brain cancer? there has been fear that holding a cellphone up to your ear can lead to brain cancer. for the first time, scientists have measured changed in the brain caused by radiat
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Feb 11, 2011 4:30am EST
john huntsman. >> the obama administration is expected to release a plan to change the way home loans are made in america. the plan could set the stage for a multiyear debate over government housing assistance. >>> dozens of lawmakers are waking up in their captol hill offices this morning, and a group called the responsibility of ethics in washington said they are sleeping in their office, and using the house shower. they are avoiding paying taxes. it is asking the ethics committee to investigate. >> those who suffer from medical conditions can purchase medical marijuana in the district. now, some people want to know why it is taking so long for the distribution centers to open. the group created to oversee the centers held a public meeting to clear up conclusion. the director said it is a serious and time-consuming process. the people who need the drug say it has been too long. >> every day, people are suffering, and every day is one more day patients go without medication, that has been proven time and again to help people with these conditions. >> only people suffering from hiv, a
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Feb 2, 2011 5:00am EST
obama spoke with mubarak and said, the change in leadership must begin now. students have been able to flee the country. two students are staying with family in the country. meanwhile, cairo airport is in a state of chaos. we are told. many prevent friday getting to the airport. they have respecting the place >>> a close eye on the protest. many are concerned about relatives and friends. some say, they are energized by the changes they see coming. >> the people can chose someone who can control this country and hold it in a good way. >> they have collected money and clothing to send to egypt for relief. the dow finished above, the dow is up 20% since august. >> it is 5:07, still to come. >> anul lyanully -- >> warren county schools are opening two hours late. if you know anyone in michigan, >>> at 5:11, the district at maryland, this is continuing to advance, should be tapering off and ending in another hour or two. low to mid 30s, it is now in the low 30s to right near the freezing mark. this is in northern parts of loudoun county, up toward washington, and northern fredrick, watch ou
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Feb 28, 2011 6:00am EST
expires optimism. the house may pay a two-week deal that. >> president obama, hoping to steal solutions to hear the economy. some of the west astronauts floating outside. one of them is second string. the originals are directing from mission control on crutches. >> the forecast. from top tom. >> important to pay attention to the forecast throughout the day. it will be we may have damaging winds from the storms. if you hear tomorrow, colder. and dry. >> and north from landmark to the 14th street bridge. watch out, the visibility can be a bit of an issue throughout the day. >> we will be back here tomorrow at 4:30. until then, have a great day, see you then. hey, what are you drinkin'? i'm drinkin' dunkin'. coffee -- black, straight up. extra cream, three sugars. iced coffee french vanilla. for me. iced coffee with a turbo shot. i'm drinkin' dunkin'. i'm drinkin' dunkin'. i'm drinkin' dunkin'. drinkin' dunkin'. america runs on dunkin' coffee. and i'm investigating what makes aruba so happy. oh my word, that's fantastic. ♪ row your boat gently down the stream... ♪ i'll tell y
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Feb 4, 2011 4:30am EST
gathering today. the obama administration is meeting with egyptian officials this morning to talk about a proposal for mubarak to resign immediately. >> police are on the lookout for the admissions director of a local private school accused of sexually assaulting a student. thomas women son was working at the washington christian academy in olney, maryland. a current student accused wilson of inappropriately touching her on school grounds. >> coming back to life it is a city digs out from this week's historic blizzard. public schools are back in session today. thousands of kids won't be taking the bus to school because a lot of side streets are still too dangerous for some school buses to navigate. >>> in the day ahead we expect a big announcement from space shuttle captain mark kelly. he is expected to announce he will lead the last mission of the shuttle "endeavor" in april. >>> good bet you will see them on your drive to work this morning. those are panhandlers, busy intersections. now montgomery county wants to crack down and county is asking the state for permission to ban soliciting
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Feb 8, 2011 5:00am EST
charge that is he tried to sell president obama's senate seat. so far, emanuel has not been accused of any wrongdoing. >> the update to the breaking news. columbia park road and chefly. they received the call of an ammonia leak. no injuries were reported. >>> one woman's free speech fight may have you thinking about what you post on face book. >> it is chilly. tom is talking >>> in western maryland, it is in the upper 20s, 20 farther west. overnight rain coming through. still in the mid to upper 30s, sunshine, suby at noon time, strong, gusty winds. 40 to 50 miles an hour. may cause power outages, it will be near the freezing mark. by 11:00, the mid 20s, and by dawn tomorrow, a few clouds around. it will only be in the teens. we will take a look at wednesday, thursday, friday and the weekend. at 5:21. how is traffic going? >> the american legion bridge, northern virginia, not sure if there is anything going on. i will watch it carefully just in case on the inner loop. and southeast washington, looking good, minnesota avenue, southeast. headed up to catch a train. everything is movin
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Feb 10, 2011 5:00am EST
to say warm next year. president obama is expected to announce cuts in home heating aid. sources tell the associated press that the president wants to cut the home heating aid program in half. the proposal would cut the home energy assistance program to $2.5 billion. the president, of course, is trying to cut the federal budget. >>> 5:06 now. today verizon customers who have been desperately waiting for an iphone will finally get the chance to get one. stores across the country will open at 7:00 a.m. today and a lot of people are expecting to be waiting. chris clackum has more. >> reporter: doors are opening early this morning at verizon stores nationwide for the expected on shaslaught of custo. >> we anticipate high demand. we have 94 million customers who now have access to this dwits. >> reporter: what also starts today, though, are the comparisons. how does iphone perform on verizon versus at&t? as iphones exclusive carrier up until now, at&t came under fire for a weak network that resulted in it too many crdropped calls. verizon says it will be better because of $60 billion
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Feb 14, 2011 4:30am EST
million in commuting costs. >>> today president obama will send his budget proposal for 2012 to congress. it includes more than $1 trillion in cuts. but republicans say he needs to cut even more. nbc's mike viqueira has more details on how the plan will reduce deficits. >> reporter: even as the obama budget was being readied for release, the president warned it will reveal some painful choices on spending. >> it cuts what we can't afford to pay for what we cannot do without. that's what families do in hard times. and that's what our country has to do as well. >> reporter: top officials said the plan will put a dent in now record debt and deficits. >> we have a responsible budget that will cut in half the deficit by the end of the president's first time. >> reporter: it would freeze domestic spending for five years, including a new fighter engine and more c-17s. cut $100 billion from college pell grant in part by ending payments for summer school. take $2.5 billion or 50% from low-income heating assistance. and limit the mortgage interest deduction for the wealthy. along with oth
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Feb 17, 2011 5:00am EST
u.s. embassy. >>> 5:03. today president obama will meet with house democratic leaders to discuss the budget and figure out more ways to reduce the federal deficit. meanwhile the president scored a big win with the budget as the house voted to kill funding for a jet engine the pentagon says it doesn't need. the house stripped funding for an alternative engine for the f-35 fighter jet and moved that defense secretary rob gert gates says could save $3 billion. the plant developing the engine is in ohio near house speaker john boehner's district. >>> also today, president obama's status will read excited to meet with zuckerberg today. the president is flying out to san francisco to meet facebook founder mark zuckerberg and other technology business leaders. the west coast trip is all about creating jobs and improving education on high tech jobs. the white house says the meeting is part of the president's plan to improve his relationship with the business community. >>> 5:04. a grand jury is preparing to look in to sex abuse allegations against redskins line man albert haynesworth. his at
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Feb 17, 2011 6:00am EST
at her home recovering from her attack in cairo. president obama called her to express his concerns yesterday. a source close to logan says she has already vowed that she will return to reporting. >>> this morning a grand jury is preparing to look into sex abuse allegations against albert haynesworth. his attorney is fighting back against the claims that he acted inappropriately at the rooftop bar at the w hotel. tracee wilkins has the latest. >> reporter: this is all happening very quickly considering that the incident happened just last sunday and this jury is expected to convene tomorrow. this is proof that d.c. prosecutors are quickly getting their case together and as to is haynesworth's attorney. d.c. prosecutors are subpoenaing witnesses who will tell a grand jury on bring what they say happen on the rooftop of the bar here at the w hoe it tell this past sunday. according to a police report, a waitress who works in the bar is alleging that haynesworth began it came recent her breasts while tucking his credit card into her blouse. police are calling it sexual abuse. hayneswort
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Feb 3, 2011 5:00am EST
wife who was wounded in a mass shooting in tucson last month. president obama will also speak at the event. congresswoman giffords remains at a rehappen hospital in houston. kelly has said that his wife is making progress. >>> also on the schedule today, better ben narky is speaking at the national press club at 12:30 and will take some questions. most of those in the audience of course will be journalists. >>> it's 5:07. 30 degrees out there. ahead tough choices in northern virginia where cuts to public safety are on the table. >> also this morning it's ice cold and the roads are pretty treacherous. weather and traffic after the break. >>>and next, too much to take. a building buckles under a lot of snow. >>> take a look at this this amazes video from easton, massachusetts. a building just collapses. officials say a month's worth of snow collected and it couldn't hold it. employees say they saw debris falling and realized the roof was caving if on them. everybody got out in time and no one was hurt. >> a t. doesn't even look like there's really that much snow up will. it must be a v
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Feb 1, 2011 4:30am EST
white house has cancelled a flight, president obama's trip to penn state university. to promote innovation. because of the weather, the trip has been pushed back from wednesday to thursday. >> right now, protesters are converging in cairo. here is a look at protesters in the streets. organizers say they called on more than a million to push for mubarak to step down. mubarak could be losing the support of the military, who said on national tv, they would not fire on the expected crowds expected to gather. >> many of those fleeing are local students. 15 students landed safely in qatar yesterday. several other european citizens. john hopkins has evacuated students, expected to fly out today. six university of maryland students will be able to get flights out -- were able to get flights out yesterday and another will fly out today. now, important communication tools like twitter and facebook have been shut down. egyptians can call a voice mail line that will publish the message to twitter. >> all right, it is 4:39, 28 degrees. any travel alert that could change the plans of royal we
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Feb 25, 2011 6:00am EST
. president obama has spoke to -- >> right now, demonstrators are gathering, the country's iraq's prime minister said they are targe targets. >> investigators say that he bought chemicals online. >> food and wine magazine names a local place one of the best in the country. >> now more warnings, newly installed speed cameras will send you ♪ >> the sounds of motown at the white house, last night's concert features stevie wonder, jamie foxx, and neil jonas. a series of performances from black history month. can you see the concert on march 1st on pbs. >> i want to say, which one of these are not like the other? >> his connection to motown is -- >> not sure about that. look at that hazy, and dreary out there. and tom is here to tell us, not quite what we will see later today. >> big difference later this afternoon. at 6:11, you see the green on radar, moderate rain from the pennsylvania border to central maryland into the western suburbs. this line is heading off to the east. behind this line, into the afternoon, likely, very strong winds, high wind warnings. most of advertently, east and
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Feb 15, 2011 5:00am EST
men were trying to rob him. the obama administration insists davis has diplomatic immunity and should be released. the u.s. embassy in islamabad said it will meet with senior pakistani officials today. >>> new today, 5:04, tragic accident in florida claimed the life of the dalai lama's nephew. 45-year-old norbu was taking part of walk for i did bet along the east coast. during the 300 mile host, west palm beach, highway patrol officers say he was struck by an suv last night along state road a1a. the purpose of the walk was to bring awareness to the tibet an struggle foyrnd frens china. norbu lived in indiana and the son of the dalai lama's late brother. >>> 5:05. warning for parents before you send your kids off to the school bus this morning. police say man offered rides to girls at two different bus stops in prince george's county. both incidents happened in dumfries monday morning. a middle school student was waiting for her bus on main street when a man pulled up and offered her a ride. she said no and he sped off. then ten minutes later police say the same man pulled up to anothe
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Feb 2, 2011 6:00am EST
his term and step down in september. president obama spoke with mubarak after the address and said a peaceful transition to new leadership must begin now. >> the maryland/duke basketball game is tonight. >> 6:09 is your time. the rain and freezing rain are moving out. we have a lot of reports of standing water. your weather and traffic are next. this is your captain speaking, we are fourteenth in line for takeoff. looks like it's bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! remove your belt, your watch, your shoes. i wonder what gas costs today. seven dollars for a pillow! an extra bag costs what? i hate traffic! ♪ [ child ] the train is now arriving. [ male announcer ] the train has arrived indeed. amtrak guest rewards members, take two roundtrips on northeast regional and get one free. details at amtrak.com. >>> time for weather and traffic on this wednesday morning. good morning. i'm happy to say the rain is beginning to taper off and end across northern virginia. in maryland, light rain. northern frederick county, parts of carroll county getting some freezing r
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Feb 7, 2011 6:00am EST
face ten years in prison. >>> "today" president obama will speak at the u.s. chamber of commerce as he tries to improve his relationship with big business. the president was at odds with the chamber over health care reform and recent financial regulations but now he's making a point to reach out to businesses, including them in the december tax compromise. in his weekly address, president obama said, quote, boast during the economy requires that washington and businesses work together. >>> 6:04 is your time now. happening today, d.c. residents can voice their concerns over the city's response to the snowstorm. d.c. council member tommy wells is holding a roundtable on the lessons learned from the snow. that's at 10:00 this morning. council members are also expected to discuss a bill that would enforce fines tr residents and businesses ha do not quickly remove snow and ice from sidewalks after a storm. >>> the green bay packers are the big cheese of the nfl today as they downed the steelers to win the super bowl. they jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and then 21-10 at the first half. bu
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Feb 9, 2011 4:30am EST
. >>> today, first lady michelle obama will shine the spotlight of diet and exercise, "let's move campaign" to fight childhood obesity. she will talk about it on "today" here on nbc 4, beginning at 7:00 this morning. >> the president will host a lunch to republican leaders. major leaders will talk about the economy, spending and some of the president's ideas from his state of the union address. canter said this is a great opportunity. this speaks to the president's willingness to focus on issues that american people are telling us to focus on. >> it is 4:48, house republicans congress has to approve a budget for government operations, and gop are looking to choke funding for the law. making any new operations impossible, because they wouldn't have money. the senate and president obam will fight the move f a budget is not agreed upon by march 4th they would have to shut down. >> christina aguliera is getting another chance. >>. >> i wonder how many times we will see that that was her highly criticized performance at sunday's super bowl, when she mixed up the lyrics. now the brookly
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Feb 1, 2011 6:00am EST
, the white house has postponed president obama's trip to penn state university. it was to be the next stop to promote american innovation. because of the weather, it has been pushed back to thursday. >> a different kind of weather threat in australia. stores taped up their stores ahead of a cyclone. military helicopters are pressed into service, evacuating hospitals and nursing homes. the cyclone is expected to hit late wednesday. >> hundreds of thousands of protesters are gathering in egypt. >> the terror theft for wall street and some top executives. >> and light, freezing drizzle. it is slick enough to cause delays. meteorologist tom kierein said we will see heavier rain later on today. drink in the rich, bold taste... of premium roast coffee -- 100% arabica beans. it's so rich, but so just a dollar. on the dollar menu at breakfast. and that's what we'rma of. ♪ ba da ba ba ba the next, you start one feeling bit off.fine. the moment you feel run down or achy, nip flu-like symptoms in the bud, with oscillococcinum. get oscillo and feel like yourself again. oscillococcinum, nip
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Feb 1, 2011 5:00am EST
yourself from disaster. >>> welcome back, 5:26, the president -- the weather has put president obama's travel plans on hold. he was supposed to travel to penn state university, tomorrow. that trip has been pushed back to thursday. >> chelsea clinton's husband is heading to wyoming to become a ski bum. he left his job as an investment ba banker. she has been visiting him every few weeks. >> the latest on the preparations for this monster storm. who is drink in the rich, bold taste... of premium roast coffee -- 100% arabica beans. it's so rich, but so just a dollar. on the dollar menu at breakfast. and that's what we'rma of. ♪ ba da ba ba ba [the monster was furious! bedtime is notrarrr!leeping. it's for laughing... [ laughs ] [ female announcer ] ...pretending... and the mouse went, "wha-wha-wha, why?" [ giggles ] [ female announcer ] ...seeing things differently... and then the boy bit the dragon! [ female announcer ] ...and for being with your favorite storyteller... [ grandpa ] i love you when you are quiet. [ female announcer ] ...even after he goes home to nevada. [ grandpa ] and
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Feb 11, 2011 5:00am EST
for president obama. jay carney will take his place. after spending years at "time" magazine. >>> top gop contenders are known for contending the annual event. the millionaire host of the "the prentice" said the u.s. has become the laughing stock of the world and will decide if he will run by june. >> today, the obama administration is expected to release a housing plan that could change the way homes are sold in america. the plan could set the stage for a multi-year debate over government housing assistance. and today, pick up a new stamp honoring ronald reagan. the forever stamp is the third one to honor the former president. this one coincides with what would have been his 100th birthday. >> dozens of lawmakers are waking up in their capitol hill offices, and a watch group said it is a violation of rules. many new members of congress are sleeping in their offices and uses the capitol gym to shower. they say it violates rules, for using their offices for personal use. they are asking the ethics committee to investigation. >>> moms and babies will be at the museum for what is being c
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Feb 16, 2011 6:00am EST
laboratory. >> house president obama said the cuts would weaken the economy, not help it. they must agree by march 4th, to avoid a government shutdown. conley argue that is part of the budget should be used for metro, considering that 40% of all federal employees use the transit system to get to work. >> and today, baker and montgomery county legit will speak out in favor of a tax hike. to increase maryland's alcohol tax to a dime a drink. it could save dozens of lives a year, and generate $215 billion in revenue. >> a touch of spring, left us wanting more. the first light of dawn now. and by noon, the mid 50s in the afternoon, a blustery wind. mostly clear, mid 30s, low 60s tomorrow, and lo and behold, it may hit 70, but turning colder for the weekend. falling into the twechbts what is going on with the beltway? >> things are difficult, authorities continue to investigate the fiery tractor trailer crash that occurred on the inner loop, between central avenue and route 4. two travel lanes are getting by. traffic is backing up rapidly. south from central avenue. 301 to route 4, 295,
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Feb 21, 2011 5:00am EST
from their big day to her. >> the obamas are reportedly not on the list. in the past, first ladys have attended. >> the crowd, and the emotions on the outside of that cathederal was extraordinary. then, she went into the cathederal. >> unlike the wedding of charld charles and diane aan extravagant affair. the couple seems to want fun with the formality. 1,900 guests have been invited to westminster abbey, 600 for lunch at buckingham palace. 300 get to stay for an intimate dinner. this is a couple keen to mix royal tradition with real life. first, an official engagement in north weals, then, it is party time. a college reunion at st. andrews university where they met. william and kate take their duties seriously, want a modern wedding, what everyone is calling the people's wedding. >> a few surprising names include three of william and kate's exes. >> if you were not lucky to get an invite to the royal wedding, can you get a look at the bride-to-be's hometown. her family lives in buckleberry, england. the locals have mixed feelings about the tours. >> it looks lovely. >> get rid of
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Feb 23, 2011 5:00am EST
obama the spend part of his day with injured troops and their families. he visits the hospital in bethesda this afternoon. the first visit there since 2009. the white house said he will spend an hourbzw there. >> the long-awaited book on sarah palin, "the rouge, searching for the real sarah palin" will be released the 20th. he moved next door to the palins while researching the book. he was said to have leaked the draft of another book by one of sarah palin's former aides. >> the 6.3 magnitude quake in new zealand hit christchurch. 75 people are dead, and dozens injured. 25 people are trapped inside a tv station, and rescuers said they don't think anyone survived. right now, a curfew is in place. there are too many buildings that could topple at any moment. >> horrifying. death toll is likely to go up there. >> complicating the rescue effort, they are getting rain there now, too. off and on throughout the day. here, what we may get rain by the end of the week, right now, off to a dry start. temperatures in the 20s. in washington and the nearby suburbs, to the north, where the snow
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Feb 7, 2011 4:30am EST
down. president obama said that meeting was important but not egypt's only option for democracy. and we could see egyptian demonstrations like this one in d.c. for weeks to come. protesters outside the egyptian embassy and the white house called for president mubarak to resign. about 200 people spent the name envelo night in lafayette square. >>> 4:34 is your time. later this morning we'll hear from the retired american nurse who was caught up in the protest in egypt. 76-year-old mary thornbury flew in. friends here in the u.s. networked with others in cairo to rescue her from her apartment building. the "today" show will have an exclusive interview with thornbury right after "news 4 today." >>> two americans who have been accused of spying in iran have pled not guilty. shourd has been out on bail back here at home, but the other two remain in jail in iran. shourd did not return to iran for her trial. if convicted the americans could phase ten years in prison. still not clear when the next court hearing will be. >>> new today in chile, a woman has. a search team did not find any
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Feb 14, 2011 5:00am EST
month killing as many as 700 people. >>> today president obama delivers his 2012 budget proposal to congress. the plan suggests more than $1 trillion in cuts. it includes a five-year domestic spending freeze slashing $78 billion from defense spending and $100 billion from college pell grants which are based on financial need. president obama says the go government needs to tighten its belt in tough economic times. republicans say even with all these cuts, it is not enough. >> it cuts what we can't afford to pay for what we cannot do without. that's what families do in hard times. and that's what our country has to do as well. >> what's really dangerous is if we continue to do nothing and allow the status quo to stay in place. when are we going to get serious about cutting spending? >> despite the $14 trillion deficit, neither side has come up with a plan to cut the two biggest entitlement programs, medicare and social security. >>> also today, the president will talk about making students more competitive about winning the future promise. the school focuses on science, engineering a
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